"Cracking the Code: Decoding ResMed Mask Names and Understanding the 'i' Factor"
Have you ever wondered why your CPAP mask has a letter at the beginning of its name?
ResMed uses letters such as F, N, and P when naming their masks to provide a quick and easy way for healthcare professionals and patients to identify the type and design of the mask.
The letter "F" in ResMed masks stands for "full face," which means that the mask covers both the nose and mouth. Examples of this are the F20, F30 and F30i masks. Full face masks are typically recommended for patients who breathe through their mouth while sleeping or who experience air leakage from their mouth while using a nasal mask.
The letter "N" in ResMed masks stands for "nasal," which means that the mask only covers the nose. Examples of this are the N20, N20 classic, N30i and the N30 masks. Nasal masks are a popular option for patients who breathe through their nose and who do not experience significant air leakage through their mouth.
Finally, the letter "P" in ResMed masks typically stands for "pillow." Pillow masks use small, soft inserts that fit into the nostrils to deliver air pressure. Examples of this are the P30i and the P10 masks. These masks are designed to be comfortable and provide a secure seal while also allowing for a greater range of movement during sleep.
By using letters such as F, N, and P to describe their masks, ResMed provides a quick and easy way for healthcare professionals and patients to identify which mask is most appropriate for their needs.
The letter "i" in ResMed masks such as the P30i stands for "interface." In this context, interface refers to the part of the mask that comes into contact with the patient's face. The P30i mask is a nasal pillow mask with a unique design that allows the air tubing to be positioned at the top of the head, which can provide greater comfort and flexibility for the wearer. The "i" in the P30i name indicates that this mask features a unique interface design that differs from other ResMed masks in their product line. In general, the use of the letter "i" in ResMed mask names typically indicates that the mask features an innovative interface design or other unique features.